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Title: Heteronormative Beliefs and the Impact on Self-acceptance and Disclosure of Male Homosexuality in Portugal and Turkey
Authors: Torres Rosado, Cesar Alexander
Orientador: Rodrigues, David Filipe Lourenço
Can, Basak
Keywords: Heteronormative beliefs
Homonegativity
Coming-out
Self-acceptance
Disclosure
Portugal
Turkey
Issue Date: 30-Jul-2019
Citation: TORRES ROSADO, Cesar Alexander - Heteronormative Beliefs and the Impact on Self-acceptance and Disclosure of Male Homosexuality in Portugal and Turkey [Em linha]. Lisboa: ISCTE-IUL, 2019. Dissertação de mestrado. [Consult. Dia Mês Ano] Disponível em www:<http://hdl.handle.net/10071/ 19833 >.
Abstract: Several studies have shown that heteronormative contexts are detrimental to the process of sexual identity development of non-heterosexuals. However, research examining how internalizing heteronormativity can affect the coming-out process of gay individuals is still scarce. Therefore, we argue that that internalization of heteronormativity and homonegativity (sexual prejudice against homosexuality) could have crucial roles in the coming-out process. Thus, the present study focuses on how socially imposed heteronormative beliefs are associated with the coming-out process, specifically with the selfacceptance and disclosure of homosexuality among gay men, and if this association is mediated by homonegativity. We conducted a cross-sectional survey study with 396 men that are romantically/sexually attracted to other men living in Portugal (n = 247; Mage = 28.10, SD = 9.94) and Turkey (n = 149; Mage = 24.80, SD = 7.73). Results confirmed the hypothesized model. Indeed, greater heteronormative beliefs were associated with lower levels of selfacceptance and disclosure of homosexuality, and this association was partially mediated by homonegativity levels. Furthermore, results showed that this mediation differed depending on the country. For the Portuguese sample, the association between heteronormative beliefs and self-acceptance and disclosure was weaker than in the Turkish sample, but the overall mediation through homonegativity was stronger. These findings showed that the internalization of heteronormative beliefs plays an important role in the coming-out process of gay men. Overall, this research makes innovating contributions to the existing literature on gay identity development, gay-affirmative psychology, and LGBTI+ activism
Peer reviewed: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10071/19833
Thesis identifier: 202269906
Designation: Psicologia da Mobilidade Global, Inclusão e Diversidade na Sociedade (Erasmus Mundus)
Appears in Collections:T&D-DM - Dissertações de mestrado

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